Stories tagged: NASA
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
NASA is anxious to hear from its dust-silenced Mars rover, Opportunity, as the planet’s red skies clear.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole that was allowing air to leak from the Russian side of the International Space Station.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 2 p.m.
Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun’s glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 2:48 p.m.
After a seven-year hiatus, American astronauts will once again go to space from the U.S.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
NASA on Friday assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S.
Tue., July 24, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was supposed to be a million miles from Earth by now. The telescope unfortunately has some screws loose.
Sat., July 21, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
The spacecraft Boeing plans to use to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station suffered a significant setback when, during a test of its emergency abort system in June, …
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 2:48 p.m.
A SpaceX rocket that flew just two months ago with a NASA satellite roared back into action Friday, launching the first orbiting robot with artificial intelligence and other station supplies.
Thu., June 28, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
NASA’s next-generation space telescope has been delayed yet again at a staggering cost of $1 million a day.
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.
Wed., May 16, 2018, 1 p.m.
A 14-year NASA mission has confirmed that a massive redistribution of freshwater is occurring across the Earth, with middle-latitude belts drying and the tropics and higher latitudes gaining water supplies.
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Uber Technologies announced a partnership to study urban manned aircraft in conjunction with the U.S. space agency NASA, following a partnership last year that focused on unmanned drones. As part …
UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea – keep the propellant …
Sat., May 5, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides.
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
NASA’s next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks.
Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:39 p.m.
Months after President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to return astronauts to the moon, the space agency has canceled its only lunar rover currently in development.
Mon., April 23, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
NASA’s new boss is already getting cheers from space.
Mon., April 23, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Add this to the ever-growing list of things you have to worry about: Somewhere in the Arctic sea ice, where the temperatures are typically below freezing on even the balmiest …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see – plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more – will come under the intense stare of NASA’s newest planet hunter.
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Bethesda, Maryland-based aerospace giant Lockheed Martin thinks it can step into the supersonic passenger flight gap, with the help of hundreds of millions of dollars from NASA.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has now marked 2,000 days on the red planet.
Sun., March 18, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
A recently discovered child’s pillowcase that belonged to the late U.S. senator and space hero depicts revolving planets, stars and a view to outer space. At the center, a koala …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 12:13 p.m.
NASA launched another of the world’s most advanced weather satellites on Thursday, this time to safeguard the western U.S.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 11:48 a.m.
The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
Today marks 15 years since the destruction of the Columbia shuttle and the loss of Spokane’s own astronaut, Michael Phillip Anderson. The Spokesman-Review sat down with his mother, Barbara, to …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
America’s space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick.